Victim Support in Georgia
A person’s life is forever changed following a drunk or drugged driving crash. Many victims and survivors are left not knowing what to do or where to turn. MADD Victim Services is here to help in the aftermath of a crash. MADD Victim Services are provided to victims and survivors at no cost.
We strive to provide as many services as possible to victims of drunk and drugged driving crashes. Listed below are some examples of services that MADD may be able to provide, and the actual services provided will be based on availability.
- Offer emotional support by phone, e-mail, or in person.
- Provide a wide selection of free brochures and literature (available in both English and Spanish) related to the aftermath of the crash.
- Provide information, education, and assistance in understanding the various laws related to drunk and drugged driving in your area.
- Education on the criminal justice process and court proceedings.
- Assistance with the preparation of a Victim Impact Statement to present at the sentencing of the offender(s).
- Depending on availability, MADD can provide accompaniment to court or if you are unable to attend, keep you informed of the legal proceedings.
- Assist victims in understanding their rights as a victim and completing an application for Crime Victims Compensation.
- Assist in preparing statements for parole hearings or probation hearings.
- Referrals to local community resources including but not limited to support groups, crisis counselors, and civil attorneys.
- Support Groups – currently being held online due to the pandemic. Email us to register.
To be put in contact with a MADD Victim Advocate in your area, or if you need to speak with someone immediately, please call MADD’s 24-Helpline at 1-877-MADD-HELP (877-623-3435).
MADD Georgia Victim Services Contact Information
Georgia Victim and Survivor Tribute
To submit photos to the Memorial/Tribute Board in Georgia at any time, please contact [email protected].
Resource Links for Victims and Survivors
Visit the online MADD Resource Library for information and brochures on topics such as coping with injury, surviving injury, coping with traumatic death, and understanding the criminal and civil justice systems, among others.
Please see below for resource links for Georgia crashes:
- Georgia DUI Victims Memorial Sign Information
- Obtaining a Death Certificate in Georgia
- Children’s Burial Assistance in Georgia
- Support Groups in Georgia
- DOT Crash Marker Signs
- Brain Injury Association of Georgia
- Shepherd Center: Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation and Brain Injury
- CHOA Children & Spinal Cord Injuries
- Reeve Foundation Paralysis Center
- Georgia Crime Victim Financial Compensation Information
- Georgia Crime Victim’s Rights
- Georgia Victim Unclaimed Restitution Program
- Find your Prosecutor in Georgia
- Find a Court in Georgia
- Georgia Crash Report Codes
- Obtain a Crash Report
- Find Criminal Record History
- Dept. of Drivers Services DDS in Georgia
- Georgia DHS Assistance with food, health care, or other types of social services
- United Way 211
- Criminal Justice Coordinating Council of Georgia
- Open Records Law in Georgia
Resources After Criminal Court Proceedings
- Georgia State Board of Pardons and Parole – Victim Services
- Victim Rights in the Parole Process
- Victim Information Program on Pardons/Parole – V.I.P.
- Victim Notification Request of Online Form
- Victim Change of Address Online Form
- Victim Impact Statement Online Form
- PDF Versions of Victim Services Online Forms
- Victim Offender Dialogue
- Georgia Department of Corrections
- Find an Offender in Prison
- Parole Search
- ICE Victim Notification